On Thursday morning 3 members of the Brigade were sent on an arduous task – to taste and judge over 30 cakes and savoury dishes prepared by team members from the AAMI call centre in Goode Street, Gisborne.
Imagine a scene where all the competition entries were placed on a central table where our intrepid crew slaved away under the watchful eyes of at least 100 members of the Suncorp teams, each making sure that no special favours were given.
For just over an hour our poor hard working Members diced and sliced, tasted and tested, eventually choosing the three major prize winners. The competition was so fierce that it was decided to award an additional five runner-up prizes which were generously supplied by Suncorp.
Fortunately the fire station is down the hill from the AAMI Call Centre building and our three Members managed a return to station somewhat fuller – and wiser – than when they left.
Our thanks go to Emma Moore from AAMI for arranging the event, to the teams that entered the competition and to all the many staff at Suncorp for their generosity.